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Len and Cassie Calabrese COVID-19 Corner Issue #18

Len and Cassie Calabrese COVID-19 Corner Issue #18 Genetics and COVID-19: A tectonic discovery!! The past few weeks have witnessed several breakthroughs in understanding the underlying genetic risks for COVID-19 infection. This is particularly important in trying to make sense of mortality rates. Overall, the global fatality rate has been hard to reconcile since patient…

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Len and Cassie Calabrese COVID-19 Corner Issue #17

While September seems like an age ago, we at the Cleveland Clinic are still recovering from a whirlwind week that including our institution holding the presidential debate, and unless you have completely avoided TV, intranet, and social media you have heard that POTUS tested positive for COVID-19 2 days after leaving our facility, where he…

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Cassie and Len Calabrese’s Covid-19 Corner: Issue #16

Universal precautions in health care settings, Face Shields, Transmissibility As we move into colder weather months we wanted to take a moment to review what we have learned so far about the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and what factors increase transmission. It appears that the most important factors are physical distance and duration of contact. Also…

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Cassie and Len Calabrese’s Covid-19 Corner: Issue #15

Amidst the COVID-19 craziness, do not forget about influenza vaccination As flu season quickly approaches we want to take a moment to highlight the importance of getting this years’ (and every years’) flu shot – a thought that may currently be on the back burner for patients and even some health care workers given everything…

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COVID-19 FAQs from CMS

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) onMedicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) Billing

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UR-GPO Stronger Than Ever!

After 5 years, United Rheumatology’s GPO is stronger than ever because of the dynamic nature of our management services organization and the collective engagement and mutual respect of over 660 member rheumatologists in 39 states.  This is the simple truth.   The recent and ongoing fictional spin by American Rheumatology Network (ARN) of our demise…

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My Rheumatology Practice during COVID-19: Pennsylvania

  By Timothy Howard, DO I currently have a solo, private practice with several offices in Bucks and Montgomery Counties in Southeast PA, outside of Philadelphia. The area I am in is some of the hardest-hit areas in Pennsylvania with COVID-19 due to being in a metropolitan area as well as proximity to New Jersey…

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My Rheumatology Practice during COVID-19: North Carolina

By Suneya G. Hogarty, DO, FACOI It’s been almost two months since my last posting. “COVID time” passes both quickly and slowly, as each day brings new challenges and situations, requiring creativity and flexibility. Living in the “now” is certainly a useful skill set and one that I am honing! We have now brought back…

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The Top 5 Things We Need To Conquer COVID-19

By Andrew L. Concoff, MD, FACR, CAQSM In this, the last of the installments of the 19 Things We Need, we have finally made it to the Top 5. Here we have the most urgent and essential questions that will make or break our further response to the pandemic. Perhaps not surprisingly, these items are…

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Greetings From Florida!

This is part of a series looking at different practices of all sizes and locations, and how they are all dealing with issues during this pandemic.  By Carlos M. Alonso, MD, RhMSUS We have a 5-physician practice serving the South Florida community for 20 years. We have dealt with natural weather disasters, but none of…

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Len and Cassie Calabrese COVID-19 Corner Issue #18

By United Rheumatology / October 20, 2020

Len and Cassie Calabrese COVID-19 Corner Issue #18 Genetics and COVID-19: A tectonic discovery!! The past few weeks have witnessed several breakthroughs in understanding the underlying genetic risks for COVID-19 infection. This is particularly important in trying to make sense of mortality rates. Overall, the global fatality rate has been hard to reconcile since patient…

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Len and Cassie Calabrese COVID-19 Corner Issue #17

By United Rheumatology / October 12, 2020

While September seems like an age ago, we at the Cleveland Clinic are still recovering from a whirlwind week that including our institution holding the presidential debate, and unless you have completely avoided TV, intranet, and social media you have heard that POTUS tested positive for COVID-19 2 days after leaving our facility, where he…

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Cassie and Len Calabrese’s Covid-19 Corner: Issue #16

By United Rheumatology / September 22, 2020

Universal precautions in health care settings, Face Shields, Transmissibility As we move into colder weather months we wanted to take a moment to review what we have learned so far about the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and what factors increase transmission. It appears that the most important factors are physical distance and duration of contact. Also…

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Cassie and Len Calabrese’s Covid-19 Corner: Issue #15

By United Rheumatology / September 8, 2020

Amidst the COVID-19 craziness, do not forget about influenza vaccination As flu season quickly approaches we want to take a moment to highlight the importance of getting this years’ (and every years’) flu shot – a thought that may currently be on the back burner for patients and even some health care workers given everything…

Read More

COVID-19 FAQs from CMS

By United Rheumatology / September 3, 2020

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) onMedicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) Billing

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UR-GPO Stronger Than Ever!

By United Rheumatology / September 1, 2020

After 5 years, United Rheumatology’s GPO is stronger than ever because of the dynamic nature of our management services organization and the collective engagement and mutual respect of over 660 member rheumatologists in 39 states.  This is the simple truth.   The recent and ongoing fictional spin by American Rheumatology Network (ARN) of our demise…

Read More

My Rheumatology Practice during COVID-19: Pennsylvania

By Aaron Kupferberg / June 18, 2020

  By Timothy Howard, DO I currently have a solo, private practice with several offices in Bucks and Montgomery Counties in Southeast PA, outside of Philadelphia. The area I am in is some of the hardest-hit areas in Pennsylvania with COVID-19 due to being in a metropolitan area as well as proximity to New Jersey…

Read More

My Rheumatology Practice during COVID-19: North Carolina

By Aaron Kupferberg / June 8, 2020

By Suneya G. Hogarty, DO, FACOI It’s been almost two months since my last posting. “COVID time” passes both quickly and slowly, as each day brings new challenges and situations, requiring creativity and flexibility. Living in the “now” is certainly a useful skill set and one that I am honing! We have now brought back…

Read More

The Top 5 Things We Need To Conquer COVID-19

By Aaron Kupferberg / May 18, 2020

By Andrew L. Concoff, MD, FACR, CAQSM In this, the last of the installments of the 19 Things We Need, we have finally made it to the Top 5. Here we have the most urgent and essential questions that will make or break our further response to the pandemic. Perhaps not surprisingly, these items are…

Read More

Greetings From Florida!

By Aaron Kupferberg / May 11, 2020

This is part of a series looking at different practices of all sizes and locations, and how they are all dealing with issues during this pandemic.  By Carlos M. Alonso, MD, RhMSUS We have a 5-physician practice serving the South Florida community for 20 years. We have dealt with natural weather disasters, but none of…

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